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Players Make Special Visit To Care Home

3 November 2017

A quartet of Pools stars called in at a nursing home this week to help celebrate the unveiling of a special mural dedicated to the Club.

Ryan Catterick, Jonathan Franks, Scott Harrison and Lewis Hawkins were invited along to officially open the new section at HC-One’s Sheraton Court care home on Thursday afternoon.

Nursing assistant Beth Birks was the creation behind the brilliant Pools mural, which is at the heart of the new designs that all came on the back of suggestions of the home’s residents.

The players took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to declare the new area open before then spending time chatting to guests and having photos taken.

Among the highlights of the day was when the players got the chance to meet 1950s Pools star Joe Rayment who showed off a scrapbook from a career in which he scored 17 goals in 65 matches for the Club.

“We were blown away by the Mural at Sheraton Court,” said Franks, who joined his team-mates in having tea and cakes with the residents after helping the official unveiling.

“There’s so much love towards the Club from the residents and we’re delighted to have been able to meet Joe and hear about his playing days as well.”

HC-One’s Sheraton Court is also celebrating achieving a 9.9 average rating on the sector’s leading care home comparison website and was recently ranked among the top 20 care homes in the north east for the third consecutive year.

“I’m delighted to have welcomed Hartlepool united to Sheraton Court to unveil our home’s new mural,” added Home Manager Carole Thomson.

“The lads were absolutely tremendous with the residents – such a credit to the Club.”

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